cross-connect:

The mysterious and beautiful digital paintings of Japanese artist and illustrator, based in Tokyo, Hi aka XHXIX.

selected by Tu recepcja

(Fuente: cross-connect, vía oni-mi)

littlelimpstiff14u2:

 The Ghostly Sculptures of Bruno Walpoth

Ghostly sculptures of Bruno Walpoth. Life-size, his powdered beauties, as if in opposition to their ghostly stature, seem heavy and grounded, their gazes locking whomever sees them into a spiritual arrest.

Working with traditional sculptural methods, Walpoth’s work is almost alchemical in quality.  Muscles, eyes and fingers that have been carved into wood (lime and walnut) or covered with lead leaf foils, seem soft and supple, sad and pensive. Idealistically beautiful, his figures show signs of bones and sinew under fragile skin.

Marks from carving tools show on the surface of the wooden bodies, and serve as quiet reminders that these creatures are not human. The marks break what anthropomorphizing has taken place and the observer is introduced to (or reminded of) the artist.  In a strange way, that break makes these works even more fascinating; they make clearly visible the love that has been passed from the creator to the created.

“Contrary to Geppetto, who constructed himself a child (Pinocchio) out of a piece of wood to banish his loneliness, Bruno Walpoth attempts, perhaps out of awareness of life’s transience, to immortalize the volatile spark of youthfulness he catches in the eyes of his models – sometimes his own children – into a wooden sculpture,” writes Absolute Art Gallery‘s Diana Gadaldi.  Walpoth’s figures are also reminiscent of the children in the paintings of Dino Valls and Gottfried Helnwein, yet are not so tortured nor forced into adulthood.  They are more ghostly, or perhaps more Buddhist, as if silently accepting of a new maturity.  Ms. Gadaldi also states that “[they] seem to be immersed in a moment of intimate meditation. Their detached attitude and dreamy expression are characteristic for the stage of life they are going through: one of slow but inexorable physical and psychological development. As they evolve from children to adolescents and from adolescents to young adults, the first traces of self-consciousness and emotional involvement appear on their often still infantile faces.”

http://www.walpoth.com/wood.html

http://www.modernism.ro/2012/02/19/ghostly-sculptures-of-bruno-walpoth/

(vía spidermoney)

xombiedirge:

Comics Book Illustrations by Josep Baixauli

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littlelimpstiff14u2:

Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada is a Cuban American contemporary artist.

Jorge specializes in making large-scale works out of art.
Read more at http://www.viralnova.com/jorge-rodriguez-gerada-art/#2A11uP20djBOJyld.99



He is a founder of the New York Culture Jamming movement and an innovator in the international urban art scene. Since the late 90´s he has been replacing the faces of cultural icons chosen by advertisers with the faces of anonymous people to question the controls imposed on public space, the role models designated and the type of events that are guarded by the collective memory. Rodríguez-Gerada´s unique direction was mentioned in Naomi Klein´s book No Logo and was a precursor of the use of anonymous portraits now common in street art. His spectacular interventions are created for the sake of bringing awareness to relevant social issues. His large scale time base works avoid negative impact on the environment, challenge the conformity in contemporary art and allow for a reflection that goes beyond the completion of the piece to focus in its concept, process, and the metaphor that comes forth because of the material chosen.

Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, known for his monumentally scaled portraits in public spaces. The image depicted is of an anonymous Belfast girl and is so large it can only be viewed from the highest points in Belfast or an airplane.

Several years in the making, WISH was first plotted on a grid using state-of-the-art Topcon GPS technology and 30,000 manually placed wooden stakes in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter. The portrait was then “drawn” with aid of volunteers who helped place nearly 8 million pounds of natural materials including soil, sand, and rock over a period of four weeks. Rodríguez-Gerada says of the endeavor:

Working at very large scales becomes a personal challenge but it also allows me to bring attention to important social issues, the size of the piece is intrinsic to the value of its message. Creativity is always applied in order to define an intervention made only with local materials, with no environmental impact, that works in harmony with the location.

www.jorgerodriguezgerada.co

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/10/wish-jorge-rodriguez-gerada-belfast/

http://www.viralnova.com/jorge-rodriguez-gerada-art/

(vía oni-mi)

actegratuit:

Jang Seung Hyo is a South Korean that stitches collages of images and forms two-dimensional into the three-dimensional pieces. The images he uses are personal daily experiences, where the viewer ignites unconscious associations. His photo sculptures up close, forms itself into looking like a futuristic illusions.

(vía oni-mi)

cross-connect:

Commissioned work for Pizza Hut UK by Dan Cretu.

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westcoastavengers:

Villains Portfolio by Gabriele Dell’Otto

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littlelimpstiff14u2:

Top   "Essential Friends" 40"Hx 30"W, 2013

Bottom Three 2014 Paintings



(vía hifructosemag)

supersonicart:

Charlie Immer: “Loose Juice.

Opening Friday, April 4th at La Luz De Jesus in Los Angeles, California is Charlie Immer’s (Previously on Supersonic) solo show, “Loose Juice.”  This show has his work featuring isometric landscapes inspired by videogames of the 1990s and draws inspiration from the dynamic properties of liquid.  Immer’s iconic, one of a kind style paintings are always knock outs.  See more of the fantastic work below:

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(vía shenaniganswillensue)

Tiny Worlds from Rushes on Vimeo.

The CG team at Rushes brought to life the everyday urban world around our feet in “Tiny Worlds”, a trilogy of micro-shorts with a humorous take on what might happen to the litter and rubbish on London’s streets when we’re not looking.

Executive Producer: Norra Abdul Rahim
Producer: Caroline Laing
Production Assistant: Alexina Davidson
Head of CG: Andy Nicholas
Lead CG: Andy Hargreaves
Director: Chris Hutchison
TD: Ben De Luca
CG Artists: Chris Hutchison, Craig Travis, David Drese, Liam Hoflay, Andrea Scibetta, Nimesh Patel
Nuke: Noel Harmes
Flame: Martin Goodwin
Sound Design: Tom Martin @ Mcasso
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mcasso.com

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

Bing Wrights: Broken Mirror / Evening Sky , 2012

James Harris Gallery is pleased to present Broken Mirror/Evening Sky, a new series of striking landscape photographs by New York based artist Bing Wright. Departing from his usual pared down images in grey palettes, Wright offers us moving skyscape photographs of richly colored sunsets reflected onto broken mirrors. This new body of work marks his first return to color photography in almost a decade.




(Fuente: asylum-art, vía hopeazul)

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